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  • Are Media Megadeals No Longer a Sure Thing?

    When AT&T announced plans to merge with DirecTV last month, the conventional wisdom was that it was a gift to Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The reason: The government would be more likely to give the Comcast-TW Cable transaction a greenlight with the...
  • Hollywood CEOs Tighten PR Rules for Even Less Transparency

    A new generation of leaders high on discipline and low on transparency has quietly assumed the power positions in Corporate Hollywood. And the transition has taken place so seamlessly that we've barely noticed. Figures like Jeff Shell at NBCU, Kevin...
  • NBCUniversal to pay $7.65 billion to extend Olympics broadcast rights

    NBCUniversal to pay $7.65 billion to extend Olympics broadcast rights
    Making a bold bet that the Olympics will continue to increase in value, NBCUniversal agreed to pay a record $7.65-billion to stitch up U.S. broadcast rights to the games through 2032. The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the contract...
  • NBCUniversal Pays $7.65 Billion For Olympics Rights Through 2032

    NBCUniversal and the International Olympics Committee have set a blockbuster $7.65 billion deal that gives NBCU all domestic media rights to Olympic games through 2032. Deal also calls for NBCU to pay a $100 million "signing bonus" for what the IOC...
  • IOC Chief Defends Stealth Olympics Rights Deal with NBCUniversal

    NBCUniversal's blockbuster $7.75 billion deal to extend its Olympic rights another 10 years, through the 2032 games, began with a suggestion last November from International Olympics Committee president Thomas Bach. The surprise agreement announced...
  • Comcast, Time Warner Cable Defend Union as Benefiting 'Millions' in FCC Filing

    Comcast's $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable will benefit millions of consumers and businesses -- particularly in enhanced broadband services -- the companies said in a joint FCC filing today. They also dismissed critics' objections that the...
  • Netflix Signs Deal with Suddenlink, in Largest U.S. Cable Operator Pact So Far

    Suddenlink Communications, a cable operator with about 1.2 million TV customers across its footprint, has signed an agreement with Netflix to offer the streaming-video service through TiVo set-tops. The Netflix pact with the MSO comes after three smaller...
  • Legendary Backs 'Jurassic World,' Signs TV Deal with Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (EXCLUSIVE)

    While Legendary Entertainment will unleash its version of "Godzilla" this month, the company has officially come on board to back two other monster movies with new studio partner Universal Pictures, "Jurassic World" and "Dracula Untold." The films are...
  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable execs grilled by lawmakers

    Senior executives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable were grilled for more than three hours Wednesday about their proposed merger by a mostly skeptical Senate Judiciary Committee concerned that the more than $40-billion deal would be bad for consumers and...
  • Seth Rogen Gained Weight to Go Shirtless With Zac Efron in 'Neighbors'

    Though school isn't quite out yet for UCLA students, Universal started the summer season early with its Monday premiere of "Neighbors" at Westwood's New Regency theater. Stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron were joined by Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz,...
  • Comcast to swap customers with Charter in an effort to ease TWC deal

    Cable companies Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications have agreed to a complex $19.5-billion deal to divvy up subscribers — including parts of Los Angeles, Riverside and Ventura counties. Comcast is already attempting to take over Time Warner...